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5/5/15 GGG Speaker Series presents Dr. Heidi Ballard

Event Date: 
2015-05-05 04:10 - 05:30

2015 GEOGRAPHY GRADUATE GROUP Spring Speaker Series
*Tuesday May 5th, 4:10-5:30pm * 166 Hunt Hall*

Dr. Heidi Ballard is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science Education at the UC Davis School of Education. Her work focuses on participatory research approaches and citizen science efforts for ecological monitoring in conservation and natural resource management contexts. She is interested in environmental education that links communities, science, environmental action and learners of all ages.Particularly, in what and how people learn through public participation in scientific research (PPSR) as a form of informal science education. From citizen science-type projects for conservation to participatory action research for natural resources management and environmental justice, PPSR projects can create unique opportunities for learning by participants and scientists. Understanding the outcomes and processes of these projects can contribute to better practices in environmental and science education, and better conservation and natural resource management. She was also a high school biology teacher for five years. She received an MA in Science Education from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley.